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Yea and did you see the price? So where is the V that was due at Allen Cadillac this month?
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harrysxlr said:
Hi there,
I just want let you knoe that the first XLR V arrived at the dealers.

If you want to see a black/ebony one go to ebay.com - put in Cadillac XLR - page three.

It`s at Cadillac of Memphis.

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Well, its nice to finally see the car in Black! I think I like the red the best.


This aint no underpriced Corvette Z06 where people will pay 10K over sticker in my opinion.

I think Chevy got a home run with the pricing of the Z06 and Caddy blew it with the XLR-V. Always better to price fair and get over sticker with demand (Z06) then over price. Time will tell but I think this car will be selling over invoice not sticker not to long from now.

Also, where are the reviews of this car - I assume in next months car mags but its odd as usually they review before cars hit market.

0-60 in under 5 seconds is not very clear to me as that can mean anything.
 

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xlr said:
Well, its nice to finally see the car in Black! I think I like the red the best.


This aint no underpriced Corvette Z06 where people will pay 10K over sticker in my opinion.

I think Chevy got a home run with the pricing of the Z06 and Caddy blew it with the XLR-V. Always better to price fair and get over sticker with demand (Z06) then over price. Time will tell but I think this car will be selling over invoice not sticker not to long from now.

Also, where are the reviews of this car - I assume in next months car mags but its odd as usually they review before cars hit market.

0-60 in under 5 seconds is not very clear to me as that can mean anything.

This is the first time in recent history that I can remember where a manufacturer did not pre-release a car or two for the press to beat on and build marketing momentum.

I've been looking for feedback from Allen or others who have tracked the car, however no one seems to have stepped up and provided any useful information.

Even the dealership that has one listed on Ebay identified the engine specs incorrectly (4.6 vs 4.4).

The first buyers are going in blind to the car's actual performance capabilities. I personally would not take Cadillac's word on anything at this point. They are a luxury arm of a company that is floundering in red ink.
 

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I agree - for all we know the car is 0-60 in 4.99 seconds and a P.O.S.

Movies that stink never get pre-released to the press either. What is Caddy thinking. Anyone who spends 100K on a car knows about it. Its not like a new cavalier and the masses will buy it regardless of what R&T, MT writes.

The whole thing is a liitle odd - time will tell (maybe its the best thing ever?)
 

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Who knows, Could be. But it would be nice to have something to go by other than short videos shot, edited and released by GM.

The XLR was well-advertised and beat on well ahead of its actual release date, so I'm just a bit suspicious at this point. Afterall, the CTS-V is just okay, not anything like its racing counter-part.
 

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I have been told by a GM board member that the reason there where no pre-release cars was because this is an extremely low production number for GM. Also, the reason the car is advertised a lot is to show cadillac's capabilities. It is an image car. As far as reliability goes I would not be too worried. THis car is based off the corvette. Say what you want about GM, but the corvette is the one thing they have done right.

Lastly, Cadillac is one of the few bright spots for GM. They have consistantly increased there sales over the last 4 years.
 

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You will never hear me say anything bad about the Corvette, I'm in my third one and love it. We have also owned numerous Cadillacs, including three Allantes and a CTS. In fact, the real increase in Cadillac sales has been in the SUV and CTS classes, not across the board.

Only time will tell what its true capabilites are, however the power to weight ratio does not place it in a unique class, numbers-wise.
 

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You will never hear me say anything bad about the Corvette, I'm in my third one and love it. We have also owned numerous Cadillacs, including three Allantes and a CTS. In fact, the real increase in Cadillac sales has been in the SUV and CTS classes, not across the board.

Only time will tell what its true capabilites are, however the power to weight ratio does not place it in a unique class, numbers-wise.
It may not be in a unique class, but it is in a very limited one. BMW has discontinued its slow selling v8 roadster. I own a S55 AMG which has the same engine as the SL55 AMG which is the car closest to the V. While I love the engine, in all honesty it is not nearly as capable a sports car as the XLR. Given the XLR-V's new power and factoring in price there is no comparison. A SL55 will set you back almost 170K. So, while not unique if you want a highly capable luxury roadster, it is about the only choice.

PS: I have been less than thrilled with the reliability of MB. There quality has really slipped.
 
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